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DataGridViewComboBoxCell.KeyEntersEditMode Method

Determines if edit mode should be started based on the given key.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public override bool KeyEntersEditMode(
	KeyEventArgs e


Type: System.Windows.Forms.KeyEventArgs
A KeyEventArgs that represents the key that was pressed.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if edit mode should be started; otherwise, false.

When the EditMode property of the DataGridView control is set to EditOnKeystroke or EditOnKeystrokeOrF2, the control uses this method to determine whether a key other than F2 that is pressed by the user while this cell has focus will cause the cell to enter edit mode.

This method returns true if the e parameter indicates one of the following keys or key combinations: F4, ALT+UP ARROW, ALT+DOWN ARROW, or an ordinary data-entry key (such as a letter, number, punctuation mark, or the SPACE key) unmodified by ALT or CTRL, excluding SHIFT+SPACE, which is used by the control for selection purposes. For more information, see Default Keyboard and Mouse Handling in the Windows Forms DataGridView Control.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.